Cape Town in February

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    Dec 11, 2011 4:34 PM GMT
    Hey guys, I'm in Cape Town in February for three days. Do you have hotel recommendations? I am traveling alone. Also, what are the must see sites. I am going to do cage diving with the great whites. What are the hot clubs to check out?
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    Dec 11, 2011 6:03 PM GMT
    hollywood_boy1984 saidHey guys, I'm in Cape Town in February for three days. Do you have hotel recommendations? I am traveling alone. Also, what are the must see sites. I am going to do cage diving with the great whites. What are the hot clubs to check out?
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    The Mount Nelson and Cape Grace are great if you've got money.

    Go see the Garden Route and the Wine Route.
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    Dec 11, 2011 7:19 PM GMT
    The Comadors, I've stayed there, it's right near the waterfront...... You are gonna have an amazing time, cape towns a stunning city
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    Dec 11, 2011 7:27 PM GMT
    Two words: Camp's Bay.

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camps_Bay
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    Dec 11, 2011 8:03 PM GMT
    Check out the Blackheath Lodge, it's a small gay owned B&B. The staff were great about booking a shark dive for me, car rental, giving directions, recommending places to eat and go out, etc. Loved my stay there.
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    Dec 11, 2011 9:14 PM GMT
    Only three days ? ? ?
    Well, drive down toward the Cape of Good Hope - one of the most scenic drives in the world, and very few cars on the road (compared to the US).
    Visit Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden?
    Take a hike up on Table Mountain - BUT take no valuables with you - NOR your car keys - armed robberies of tourists are very frequent.
    Check out Mountain Club of S. Africa -Cape Town section -
    http://mcsa.briefyourmarket.com/Articles/Rescue-Safety/
    for information on the location of recent robberies (which trailheads to avoid and which beach areas to avoid- )
    If you hike the mountain, take a trail where lots of other people go, take the phone number for Mountain Rescue, and if you see unsavory guys (guys that don't look like hikers or tourists) approaching you, get away from them fast - let them rob an easier target.
    Generally, if you stay out of the townships, S. Africa is quite safe. Do not take a commuter train under any circumstances.
  • sbwlguy

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    Dec 11, 2011 10:40 PM GMT
    I'm flying to Cape Town on Thursday for three weeks. Really lovely place.
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    Dec 11, 2011 11:34 PM GMT
    Cape point. Stop at the Boulders beach near to see the penguins.

    Lavender Lodge B&B in Fresnaye.
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    Dec 12, 2011 3:07 AM GMT
    Thank you all for the replies. I will be in Cape Town at the end of a 3 and half week overland trek that starts in Zimbabwe. I think I will definitely want to check out the party scene. Any recommendations on where to club? Should I stay near the clubbing area?
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    Dec 15, 2011 3:29 AM GMT
    Cape Heritage Hotel is nice. Small, boutique hotel in a historic building very close to the gay district (De Waterkant ). You can also rent a townhouse for a couple of days in the district. I think the company is Village and Life and they offer a variety of options. The clubs are nearby, as is the Cape Quarter for shopping, groceries & wine. Definitely Hamburger Mary's for the burgers and the staff. And Savoy Cabbage for brilliant bistro dining. Oh, Virgin Active in Green Point for a workout and the scenery. 20 minute walk from De Waterkant. It's hard not to love Cape Town.